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Doctor insights on: What Vitamin Supplements Or Herbs Cause A Slower Heart Rate

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What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

None: There aren't any that predictably slow the heart except foxglove which is the active ingredient in digitalis. Digitalis has a very narrow therapeutic window with toxicity occurring easily. Taking foxglove to slow the heart would be like talking into metal cans strung together instead of using a phone. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers are drugs that slow down the heart rate. Do not attempt to slow your heart rate on your own other than through regular exercise. Consult a physician if you have a rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Help please! what drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Help please! what drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers are drugs that slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure. A slow heart rate may also be a sign of good athletic conditioning or an underactive thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Not due to low D: It's not likely to be due to "low vitamin d". Vitamin d is insufficient if below 30ng/ml and deficient if below 20ng/ml. Even in these situations it shouldn't be slowing your heart rate. More likely it may be related to mineral deficiency. ...Read more

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Are vitamin supplements good for the heart to slow down its damaging effects when a person consumes a fatty meal?

Are vitamin supplements good for the heart to slow down its damaging effects when a person consumes a fatty meal?

No: Vitamins won't do anything to protect your heart in the scenario described. No vitamin has been shown to exercise heart protective effect. In fact, in a recent study it was shown that people who take some vitamins for "general health" were shown to have an increased risk of death. ...Read more

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Could taking cod liver oil cause your heart rate to spike and blood pressure or would that just be anxiety and OCD worrying about the vitamins A&D?

Could taking cod liver oil cause your heart rate to spike and blood pressure or would that just be anxiety and OCD worrying about the vitamins A&D?

Cod liver oil: In the U.S., it is unlikely to have significant deficiencies of either vitamin A or D. There is usually no need to take cod liver oil or any other supplement of these vitamins. Having said that, cod liver oil does not usually cause the symptoms you're describing. They certainly could be due to anxiety. I would stop the cod liver oil, and if the symptoms persist, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and supplements are good for people who has high cholesterol and heart problems in the family?

Which vitamins and supplements are good for people who has high cholesterol and heart problems in the family?

Depends: It depends on what part of your cholesterol panel is high: fish oil, specifically dha and epa, have been shown to reduce triglycerides. They do not lower ldl, nor do they raise the HDL if the triglycerides are not elevated. Dha and epa may help reduce the risk of a second heart attack, but they haven't been shown to prevent the 1st one. Most vip: all fish oils have variable amounts of dha/epa. ...Read more

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I heard that b vitamins speed up heart rate similar to caffeine. Could this be bad for your heart?

I heard that b vitamins speed up heart rate similar to caffeine. Could this be bad for your heart?

Generally no: B vitamins affect metabolism and nervous system function but do not have alpha/beta effects that is the cause of heart rate up/down with certain meds/herbs. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more